University of British Columbia, Providence Health Care/ St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver,
Dr Levin is a Professor of Medicine, Head, Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/ St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver Canada.
She is the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for Kidney services in the province of British Columbia
She is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney activities, and has served as in leadership roles at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), most recently as President (2015-17). She was one of the founding members of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG), and served as one of the first Co-Chairs of that Group. She has been active in both ISN and DICG concerning advocacy for patient rights for equitable access to care, and in the prevention of exploitation of vulnerable populations.
Her major research interests include non- traditional risk factors for CVD in CKD patients and progression of CKD variability, as well as models of care. She has over 600 peer reviewed publications, and numerous book chapters. She is the Principal Investigator on a large national SPOR network grant CAN SOLVE CKD focusing on patient oriented research. She collaborates with investigators across Canada and internationally.
She has received numerous teaching and research awards, from Canadian Society of Nephrology, Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Health Research Institute and was inducted as a fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and, for her contributions to the life of Canadians, she was awarded the highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada in 2015.